Persistent Organic Pollutants
Risk Management Decision Making
UNITAR provides guidance and training for countries who wish to undertake a systematic process for risk management decision making as they assess their obligations under the Stockholm Convention. UNITAR is currently in discussions with countries about the details of providing such training and guidance, and welcomes any requests from countries for assistance of this type.
Using the above guidance methodology as a basis for training, UNITAR’s POP Programme assisted The Gambia and Mozambique in developing management options for both POPs that are included under the Stockholm Convention at present, and for other chemicals that may be considered for nomination as possible POPs in the future. Training has also taken place on risk management decision making on chemicals other than POPs in Chile, Cameroon, Tanzania, and most recently, Ghana. Additional information can be found here.
A Guidance Document entitled, Developing a Risk Management Plan for Priority Chemicals, has been used in the countries outlined above. Download
For more information on how to access assistance in this area, please contact UNITAR. For further details, also see the Country Application Opportunities page.
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